Thursday, Oct. 8, 1936

Cloudy & raining, foggy. Pap went to see Pleuger & to Gukers at Red Bud, made even trade with his Philco & our’s. it is a pretty small radio, but is clear; we still have ours here yet. We went to Belleville to dentist again. Bernice got 1 doz. eggs. 25¢.

Thursday, March 24, 1932

This morning we went to church, communion at 8 oclock, & mass at 9 o clock. We had dinner over at Uncle Freds. This afternoon Bert Thompson brought 2 colts & got 3 hogs, even up trade. This afternoon we went to Mrs. Dugan to see if she would buy our eggs, but she had plenty, so we took them to Waterloo to Krogers got 10¢, had 51 doz. eggs, then papa & Gus Geodelle went out to Henry Ambrecht west of Waterloo & looked at a mule, seen him work, then tonight Henry took the buggy & went after him, we came home & papa & Uncle Fred went back to Henry Ambrecht again got 2 hogs & mule for $35.00. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper with us, we took Uncle Freds car & went out to Henry’s, Bobby’s birthday 6 year. old. cake, lemonade served. Rosalia got a letter from Rosie Meuth inviting us all to come to Oak Grove Mar. 30, for her wedding dance, Osie Matzenbacher. We went to church in Waterloo awhile this afternoon, till papa got back. Ella Stalheber was here but we weren’t at home.

Tuesday, March 22, 1932

Henry & Emil got 2 loads of hay what the wind blew yesterday. Bert Thompson was here wanted to trade his colt, for our pigs. It is called of now. I seen in the paper that a tornado swiped 4 states, Albama [sic – Alabama] 193 dead & 700 injured, & Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina.

Friday, March 18, 1932

It is nice an warm again today. Papa went down to Bert Thompson to see if could make a trade, & then he went to Smithon, to Stell’s farm to see a heifer. Albert Cleveland’s family, Emil & Loui Armstutz where here playing cards this eve. The men played solo & we & rest played pinochle, Grover & Bertille partner, we won 5 games. Bertille had 1500 trump diamonds, & one time 800 kings & 300 pinochle & 100 aces. Rosalia had 1500 spades, pretty good luck. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here awhile, till church time, then went there & then home, they was afraid of there road. It rained awhile, but after ward’s clear off this evening.

Monday, Nov. 30, 1931

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here. A lady was around selling flowers or trade. Egg man paid 30¢ for eggs.

Tuesday, September 2, 1930

Papa & Uncle Fred went to Waterloo this morning.  Aunt Mary stayed here they had dinner with us.  There was a party here looking at our blind horse this morning.  He wanted to trade on some hogs.  Leona & kids were here this morning.  We canned apples & made some jelly this morning.  Rosalia got the mail this evening.  Frank Buehlers have a little boy since last Friday, Frances.  I seen in the paper that Irwin Albrect Bertha Meuth, have a little boy.

%d bloggers like this: